If you're looking for a place to take your fitness level higher, try this place!
Kettle corps has really transformed my mentality about fitness, myself, and just my goals. I started on a Groupon and now I'm a member.
The owner/instructor is very involved in each person's progression and meets your intent with guidance. He wants your success to be personal and celebrates your achievements with you.
Warning, this is not for the faint of ego. Haha Just because you work out does not mean this is for you. This is another level of physical challenge. Be prepared.
Just started working out here and I love it! Great combination of strength, core, pilates, yoga, and primal movements. Every class is different. The owners are extremely passionate and encouraging. They love what they do and it shows.
I just spent a week training with Jason while visiting from out of town. I was a total kettlebell newbie, and Jason made me very well supported getting started.
Jason is a really caring personal trainer -- which I felt personally and observed when I saw him working with other customers of the gym. He'll always give you a personalized "hello" and "goodbye," and he'll also always give you a great full body workout. He knows everyone's state of fitness and fitness goals and customizes the workouts to meet those needs.
The gym has a really nice community feel and a great schedule. It is still growing and right now is Atlanta's best kept gym secret -- I ended up with a couple of sessions where I was the only student and got a completely personal session.
Even though I can't be a long term member of the gym, Jason gave me a ton of attention and lots of great skills to take home with me. I'll be sure to work out here next time I am in town.
Other cool things:
1. There is a free class on Saturdays for new folks
2. Cosmic Kettlebell Class (think Cosmic Bowling meets Kettlebell class)
3. Jason played a few seasons in the NFL!
4. Jason was born and raised in Marietta - it is a local and family business. His brother John helps run the place, and his other siblings are often around, too.
5. You get to train with totally beefy football players (and regular non-football people, too).
6. My 62 year old mom came with me one day, and she liked it, too!
7. It's fun!
Words can not describe the hospitality, knowledge, and dedication of John and Jason. My first day I felt more than welcomed by them and every body that was participating. Every body was extremely friendly, introduced themselves, and was willing to help me when I needed it. It was a pretty diverse group so I didn't feel as if I stuck out like a sore thumb. There was all age groups of people from their 20s to their 60s that we're giving it their all. The class wasn't too big (just the right size) so John and Jason were still able to help me with my form and proper execution of the workouts. John and Jason's workouts are challenging, but to be honest, it was probably the best work out I've ever had in my life. Using the kettle bells the way how they instruct really give you a TOTAL body work out (even those tiny muscles that you didn't even know that you had!). After hopping from gym to gym, class to class (including cross fit), kettle corps definitely goes in my book as one of my favorite gyms and it will definitely not be my last visit! John and Jason know the ins and outs when it comes to what they do, and you can tell that this is their passion. They eat, sleep, and breathe kettle bells. The gym is extremely neat, clean, and has everything in order. They have kettle bells of all sizes and weights so you are guaranteed to find your desired weight. They have tons of foam rollers and yoga mats, which is extremely beneficial and feels great! They are funny, very motivating, and are genuinely nice down to Earth guys.
When I first decided to lose weight, I chose to go it alone. After reading every diet and fitness article/study/book I could get my hands on, I managed to drop over 90 pounds before I hit a five-year-long plateau. During that time, I tried home DVDs, machines at the gym, running, juicing, calorie cycling... you name it. I couldn't make any more progress and I couldn't tone up.
Enter a couple months of working out at Kettle Corps with John, Jason and Clyde. This morning, I weighed in at my ALL TIME low as an adult. Perhaps more importantly though, I feel strong, I feel more confident, and I'm finally over the wall. There is no one-fits-all workout, because the one that will work for you is the one that you'll actually do. That being said, the trainers and other members of Kettle Corps will make you feel welcome and motivate you to keep coming back. They give some personal attention to everyone during group workouts and correct form/technique and offer modifications if needed, which often makes all the difference.
If you've come a long way and can't quite get to the finish... try this! Or, if you're just getting started, skip all of the crap that doesn't work and come straight here. Kettlebells are a great compliment to running or other forms of cardio that are heavy on the joints, because it's low impact. Also, ladies, don't be afraid to lift heavy... you won't bulk up, but you will see results!
This is a fantastic place to work out. Every workout is a full body workout, building not just strength but improving movement and coordination. there is also a very fun, relaxed group atmosphere which makes the workout a lot more enjoyable. I highly recommend everyone give it a try.
Jason and John have an awesome gym, program, clean atmosphere and training regimen. I have been to numerous kettle bell gyms and they have put their own spin in a classic exercise. Their three core principals of stability, mobility, and strength is perfect for an athlete looking to increase his/her performance or someone looking to get in shape or build some muscle. I highly recommend this gym for anyone that is serious about fitness.
Well, I've just finished my free introductory session with John at Kettle Corps, and I have to say it was GREAT. John took me through the workout paying attention to my technique and form, and fine tuning as the class progressed. I came to Kettle Corps because I really liked their set-up, the space, and their mission statement which really spoke to me. After a great class, I decided to sign up there and then as their schedule works well for me. During the sign up process, I had to opportunity to chat with John, and we discussed how Kettle Corps could help me achieve my goals and set new goals to strive for. I feel so energised after my workout, I"m really looking forward to my next class. Finally, Kettle Corps is very competitively priced, has an ideal space to work in, and I hope their business continues to grow. I know I will be recommending them to my friends and colleagues. I'm totally inspired by the experience. Thank you John and thank you Kettle Corps.
I was looking for a new workout in a group setting. After reviewing their website and reading reviews by others I decided to give them a try. First impression? They really care about their clientele and have a passion for fitness and helping people improve their overall health. They spend time getting to know the people who walk in their door. Great guys. Definitely will be going back.